Smaller Font = Bigger Forests!


Minus One Project is a simple, one-step, easy to-do initiative intended to slow down the deforestation rate across the world. 

It aims to do so by inducing a wiser and careful habit of paper consumption. All one has to do is reduce the font size of a document by 1 before printing.

It is to be noted that every year over 5 million hectares of forest trees vanish for producing paper, a major portion of which is consumed for printing.

By adopting Minus One, we can reduce the paper consumption for printouts considerably, almost up to 50%. Which means lesser number of trees would be felled for paper. In a nutshell, it becomes an effective and incremental change that will add up to a bigger forest.

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Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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